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5/11/20 MCC COVID-19 Response Update
To help keep our community healthy and to comply with Virginia Governor Northam’s executive orders to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the MCC Governing Board, in cooperation with MCC staff recommendations, has decided to cancel many of the center’s summer programs and events, including McLean Day and the July 4th Fireworks Celebration at Langley High School.
We are canceling our full-day summer camps, including Camp McLean and The Old Firehouse Summer Camp Trips and we are providing full refunds. Without the ability to hire staff, prepare activities and meet licensing requirements, we are unable to offer these programs. We have chosen to announce this decision now to allow our patrons and their families the opportunity to make alternative summer plans.
Depending on the health of our community, we may be able to offer a limited number of special activities in late summer. We will be offering, at no-cost, two- or three-day virtual activities during the time when we would have been holding camps. We will send you an update on our summer programs and offerings as soon as we have details and information available. Also, residents can look for updates on our website and social media platforms.
Thank you for your support and understanding as we all adjust and work to care for the greater community.  

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Alden Theatre Audience; Photo by Lisa Helfert

Directions: The Alden is located within the McLean Community Center at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in McLean, VA. For detailed directions, please click here



  • The closest Metro station is the McLean station.
  • For more information, visit www.wmata.com.  


Parking: Free. Spaces are available in lower and upper lot of the McLean Community Center/Alden. Overflow parking can be found at the Dolley Madison Library.


Wheelchair Seating is available for those who use wheelchairs. Please make arrangements when ordering tickets. A 48 hour notice is requested and is appreciated. 

Hearing Impaired 
patrons may take advantage of the Alden's infrared audio system. It can be used with or without a hearing aid. Please inquire at the Box Office.

For Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities and Other Special Needs
, the Alden asks that requests be made no less than 14 working days prior to performance or activity you wish to attend. The Alden is fully ADA compliant and will make arrangements for reasonable accommodations.


Special discounts: Residents of the McLean Community Center/Alden tax district receive discounts on performances year-round. Select resident price from the drop down menu online. Call 703-790-9223 or 703-790-0123 for more information on how to receive your discount online. Senior and group rates are available for some shows.


Cell Phone Use
In order to give our patrons the best experience possible, the use of smartphones or other electronic devices is strictly prohibited at The Alden. All devices must be turned off and stored by the beginning of the show and must remain off through the duration of the performance. Failure to do so may result in ejection from the theatre.